Preaching: proclamation and art, a case study of the use of the arts in the preaching ministry of the church

Full Title
Preaching: proclamation and art, a case study of the use of the arts in the preaching ministry of the church
Author
Chris Petrak
Abstract
This project explores the contribution which the arts can make to the preaching ministry of the church. A theory of preaching as proclamation is developed. Aesthetics, theology, and related disciplines help develop a theological understanding of preaching. Seven sermons preached by the author are presented as examples of the contribution to, and integration of, the arts in preaching. Arts employed include short story, drama, poetry, music, and visual arts. Evaluation demonstrates congregational responsiveness to effective integration of the arts into preaching, suggesting the need for greater variety and imagination in all preaching.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Richard J Oman
Language
English
Date
1981